John Leslie is an Aberdeen maker registered between 1774 and 1821. It is by no means certain that these tongs are by John Leslie as they have only the Edinburgh mark. Aberdeen makers at this time will have sent their silver to Edinburgh for hallmarking. The tongs are a pair of typical Scottish style tongs and are particularly special in that they are marked with the incuse duty mark, dating them clearly between 1785 and 1786.

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